« 81 Insights About Creative Careers | Main | Don't buy this if you don't want attention. »

Comments

Andy (@c3pojones)

Ha! I made the exact same mistake in Germany, super confident and happy I could understand and order one thing correctly (besides beer). Nice connection too. I appreciated the insights.
Andy

Tobias

I'll never forget the look on your face...
The American "Pepperoni" is a short form of the italian "peperone salami", btw. In that case simplicity didn't make your life easier ;)

Jared

Great post. I couldn't agree more about thinking outside the box. The biggest and greatest forward movements in history are due to people thinking outside the box.

Paul Sloane

I agree with the sentiments but I think that the phrase 'thinking outside the box' is a little hackneyed now. We need some creative alternatives. Dupont used to ask their chemists to 'think outside the molecule.' What can you suggest as innovative metaphors for this issue?

Sparky Firepants

I was at an event listening to Guy Kawasaki this morning and this is one of the points he made.

What are some ways you get out of the box in the first place? For me it's sometimes difficult to know when I'm stuck in my own paradigms.

I try to think of Doc Brown in back to the Future when he says to Marty, "You're not thinking fourth-dimensionally!"

Any ideas?

The comments to this entry are closed.

  • Katie Konrath loves fresh ideas.

    She's worked with leading innovation company Ideas To Go and creativity guru Edward de Bono, studied at the TRIZ Institute in St Petersburg and earned a Masters degree in innovation from the Institute of Thinking in Malta. LEARN MORE

    Today, Katie helps companies connect with their consumers at TopRank Online Marketing.

    If you are interested in having Katie speak at your event, click here to learn about her speaking topics

    Contact Katie here.

Become a Fan